Despite the fact that Nvidia said many times that it wants to give PhysX to all that want it, they never contacted ATI through proper channels. Nvidia did voice out, at least to journalists, that if you want to embrace PhysX you need to adopt CUDA, which is not an open standard. AMD / ATI are really not big fans of such proprietary standards.ATI is betting on Havok's physics technology, which is owned by Intel.
ATI: NVIDIA never offered us PhysX
Posted on Saturday, Apr 04 2009 @ 00:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck